Worcester Police Offer Halloween Safety Tips

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
GoLocalWorcester News Team

With Halloween on Wednesday, the Worcester police are offering the following safety tips for those going door-to-door, driving or passing out candy at home.

“As kids prepare to put on their costumes and roam from house to house on October 31st, parents and neighbors should keep in mind that their presence on the road and around homes requires additional caution,” said the Worcester police.

The tips are as follows:

  • Be a safe pedestrian - look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks. Never cross between parked vehicles or mid-block.
  • Costumes should be white or light colored to keep children visible at night. Reflective patches or strips also help with visibility.
  • Pay close attention when driving.
  • Stay in your own neighborhood and only go to houses that have porch lights on.
  • Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups with a trusted adult.
  • Do not enter any homes at which you're trick-or-treating.
  • Avoid masks or accessories that obstruct or block vision.
  • Never accept rides from strangers.
  • Adults should inspect candy before eating.
  • Carry flashlights on the trick or treating route.
  • Make sure the path to your home is well lit for trick or treaters.
  • Always walk and don't run from house to house.
  • Take a Ghost Tour Around Providence 

    Providence, RI

    Ever felt like you were being watched? Had the hairs on the back of your neck stand up while heading downstairs to that creepy old basement?

    Join the Providence Ghost Tour as they lead you by lantern light through the darkened streets of the historic East Side, sharing stories that will be sure to send a chill down your spine.

  • Get Spooked at Fear Town Haunted House 

    Seekonk, MA

    Fear Town Haunted House is a huge outdoor haunted attraction that is a one of a kind experience. 

    Fear Town takes visitors on a journey in and out of the fund down buildings that have been hidden for decades. 

  • Walk Dead North Farmland 

    Danville, Vermont

    Dead North has sold out for the last 17 years and is primed to sell out again.

    Take a half mile walk and wagon ride through Dead North farmland and catch a glimpse of the residents that make up the haunted property.

  • Visit the Salem Witch Museum

    Salem, MA

    Nothing says Halloween like witches. 

    There is no better place to learn about witches and the infamous Salem Witch Trials than the Salem Witch Museum. 

    You will be fascinated.

  • Tour the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo

    Providence, RI

    What better way to spend a fall evening than strolling through Roger Williams Park Zoo and viewing some cool Jack-O-Lanterns. 

    The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park is a Rhode Island and New England Fall staple featuring thousands of illuminated pumpkins from October 4 to November 4. 

  • Cross Emily's Bridge 

    Stowe, Vermont

    Emily’s Bridge is Vermont’s only haunted covered bridge, home to Emily. 

    Emily is a mad poltergeist and the most famous spirit in Vermont, who reportedly gets angrier and angrier every year. 

    “This is no commercial Halloween tour, folks – it’s the real deal! Locals will tell you to be careful when crossing the bridge, and many will flat out refuse to go near it after dark,” wrote Vtlizing.com. 

    Do you dare cross the bridge? 

  • Portsmouth Halloween Parade 

    Portsmouth, NH 

    The Portsmouth Halloween parade is set for October 31 starting at 7 p.m. 

    Those attending are encouraged to wear their costumes and join in the Halloween festivities

  • H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour 

    Providence, RI

    Providence native and cult horror writer H.P. Lovecraft will be the subject of a special walking tour and film series during the annual Flickers' Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Film Festival (Vortex), October 20-27, 2018. 

    The life and work of Providence's best-known fantasy and horror author, Howard Phillips Lovecraft, will provide the backdrop for the tour, which will be led by the Rhode Island Historical Society.

    The event goes from 12 p.m. 

  • Sleepy Hollow Experience at Old Sturbridge Village

    Sturbridge, MA

    The Sleepy Hollow Experience is back at Old Sturbridge Village. 

    During the experience, guests will be ghoulishly guided through the Village’s countryside where they will encounter Ichabod Crane, Katrina Van Tassel, Brom Bones and quite possibly the Headless Horseman.

    Shows begin at 9:30 p.m. 

  • Costume Shop at Halloween Outlet 

    Worcester, MA

    The Halloween Outlet is in its final season, so don't miss out. 

    The store is offering 30% off everything Monday thru Wednesday, with select items being 50-75% off. 

  • Providence Monster Dash 5k 

    Providence, RI

    The Monster Dash is a unique 5k Run/Walk that takes participants through the scary RIPTA bus tunnel with zombies and throughout the City of Providence.

    The event begins at 9:30 a.m. 

  • Canalloween: A Nightmare on Water Street

    Worcester, MA

    Celebrate Halloween in the historic Canal District of Worcester, MA with Wicked Wagon Rides, Zombie Walk, and Parties all night!

    Bars & clubs on Water ST will host Halloween parties, costume contests, live music and more!

  • Howl - O-Ween Parade and Social at Hotel Viking 

    Newport, RI

    Dressing up your furry family member is scary cute and this year Hotel Viking wants to see their creativity.

    The parade will start at Wag Nation at 1 pm and will make its ways to the One Bellevue patio. Treats & Cash Bar will be provided. Bring your pets and share a spooky treat before all the Trick- Or- Treaters come knocking.

    The event goes from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

  • Ghouls in the Garden 

    Worcester, MA

    Pre-registration recommended. Come show off your Halloween costumes!

    Join us for our kids costume parade with crafts and treats. 

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